I am SO excited to tell you guys about my amazing find this week! Saturday, the big tall hubby and our oldest boy had a guy’s function at church together so they were gone all day. That left me and 6 kiddos here at the house with no plans. After a lazy morning and some chores, we decided to go to a nearby town and check out a little shop that sells antiques and up-cycled home decor items. The shop had some gorgeous items and many that I would've loved to have brought home with me, except that I didn't have a couple hundred extra bucks laying around this week. So, we left empty handed but full of ideas and motivation.
We recently rearranged our bedrooms here at the homestead and our little girls Olive (1) and Eden (3mths) are sharing a room. Well, not yet because Eden is still in our room but, they will be one day soon. So, this of course has me excited because I finally get to do a little girls room. (When Bella (11) was little she shared a room with her brother, so everything was always gender neutral.) I want PINK! Not overboard, bubblegum everywhere pink but, I wanted it to be girly in Every.Possible.Way. We recently acquired a sweet little twin-size bed which I painted white and distressed (because let’s face it, its gonna happen anyway) and moved that into the room with the already white crib. It was a start but, it needed life! And color.
On our way home from the antique shop we saw a garage sale and I decided to check it out really quick. While I was there I spotted these 2 pictures. OK, so I hate the pictures but the frames had potential. I asked how much and the lady said $2 each. I kept looking trying to figure out where I would put them if I redid them. She then said, "If you want the pictures you can have them for $1 each." SOLD. I didn't know what I was going to do with them but I knew for $1 I would figure it out. When I got home it came to me. I would turn them into art for above the girls’ beds. All our boys have a letter above their bed and I thought it would be sweet for the girls to have the same.
I stopped by the craft store and grabbed 2 wood letters, O and E for $1.97 each and a small thing of pink paint for .47 cents and headed home. I knew I already had white spray paint from another project. I sprayed the frame and glass with white paint and painted the wood letters pink. Once dried, I sanded the edges of the frame to distress it and hot glued the painted letters to the glass. You guys, they are ADORABLE! And for less than $5 each!
I found a good deal on some antique satin curtains, ordered 2 new twin size ruffled quilts, 2 soft little plaid throws, the cutest little owl sheets you have EVER seen, and some accessories I already had on hand and Voila! A beautiful little room for two beautiful little girls!
Let me know what YOU have created lately!